148 paper

Influence of teacher beliefs on web-enhanced learning experiences: Learners and teachers

Caroline Steel
Teaching and Education Development Institute
The University of Queensland

Research into teacher beliefs and practices in a web-enhanced environment have often failed to consider the influence of participant belief systems about web technologies in learning and teaching contexts in conjunction with these beliefs more generally. The findings from this study emerged as part of a larger PhD investigation into university teacher beliefs about web technologies, learning and teaching, and the enactment of these two belief systems in practice. For this paper, the influence of the belief systems of three award-winning university teachers on practice is explored in relation to learners and teachers and the design of web-enhanced learning experiences.

Keywords: academic teacher beliefs, web technologies, e-teaching, web-enhanced, learning experience, learning design, academic development